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Seoul’s New Solar-Powered GT Tower Boasts a Mind-Bending Wavy Facade

Seoul’s New Solar-Powered GT Tower Boasts a Mind-Bending Wavy Facade

The undulating facade of the 54,000 square foot meter tower is certainly a show stopper. Measuring 48 meters each, the waves are further emphasized by the building's glass curtain wall and vertical

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Glass-Clad Bike Transit Center Opens in Downtown Washington DC

Glass-Clad Bike Transit Center Opens in Downtown Washington DC

The bike center's radial glass vernacular stands in soft opposition to the neoclassical marble buildings that define the country's Capital. The soft edges slip into the street, offering an oasis for those

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Brazilian Home Showcases Light, Art, and Salvaged Materials

Brazilian Home Showcases Light, Art, and Salvaged Materials

The Eugenia House by Brazilian Architect João Diniz tells a story of sunlight, cool breezes and art. The home's tall, simple roof creates a large open living space that is light, airy and provides views

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Terraced LEED Platinum Tower is Wrapped in Greenery

Terraced LEED Platinum Tower is Wrapped in Greenery

HKS Inc has proposed a soaring LEED platinum tower for India that is designed to effortlessly blend the indoors and outdoors. Dubbed the ITC Corporate Tower, the breathing white building features a double

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A Gorgeous Green Roofed Building for Kyaoi Garden University

A Gorgeous Green Roofed Building for Kyaoi Garden University

The new academic building is Bakoko's latest submission to a competition calling for architects to submit a new design for Kyaoi Garden University's existing amenity space. Rather than starting from

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Oregon’s Zero-Energy Office Tower

Oregon’s Zero-Energy Office Tower

The Oregon Sustainability Center is getting ready to build the largest Living Building Challenge-certified office tower in the world. The Portland-based skyscraper is being developed using the LBC’s

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Stunning Green Family Home Set in the California Redwoods

Stunning Green Family Home Set in the California Redwoods

Here is a house that we bet you wish you grew up in. Built for a large family and developed to reduce its environmental footprint, this home feels a lot like summer camp. Located on a twenty acre site in

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Links Roundup of the Week: Water

Links Roundup of the Week: Water

It officially became summer this week, and in anticipation of the heat we have talked about keeping cool, and why wind is important. This week we are thinking about water, because who can argue how

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New Green Complex in China by Steven Holl

New Green Complex in China by Steven Holl

Architect Steven Holl always appeals to our sustainable side, capturing our imagination with beautiful designs that incorporate both social and environmental responsibility. His new design for a mixed use

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